Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Hudelot Noellat
Country: France Region: Burgundy
District: Clos de Vougeot
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
(RP=90-92) The 2017 Vougeot 1er Cru Les Petits Vougeot offers up notes of plums, ripe berries, dark chocolate and rose petal, displaying darker fruit tones than is typical of this frequently red-fruited and ethereal cuv?e. Perhaps it was just the day I tasted it. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, nicely concentrated and fine-boned, with succulent acids and a precise, mineral finish. A Chambolle in spirit, it's a perennial value in the Hudelot-No?llat portfolio.
(AM=89-92) An ultra-elegant nose offers up really pretty aromas of violet, plum, dark currant and a pretty array of spice elements. The sleek, intense and beautifully well-detailed flavors evidence a youthfully austere, compact and surprisingly short and slightly clipped finish. I attribute the difficult finish to an elevated level of gas and thus this should achieve its usual quality level.
(AG=89-91) The 2017 Vougeot Les Petits Vougeot 1er Cru has a taut, tightly wound bouquet of black cherry, bilberry and subtle violet aromas that gradually open with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a chunky, quite masculine entry and fine grip, but a little backward and tight on the finish. Like a couple of other crus, I would just like a little more persistence here.